Remunerator News

Feb 29 2016

How safe is your vehicle?

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Ever wondered… How safe is my Novated Lease car? Have I made the right purchase?

ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) safety rating is Australia’s leading and most reputable independent vehicle safety assessor.

When you salary package a vehicle, make sure it is ANCAP rated. You can rest assure the information is transparent and determined based on a series of internationally recognised, independent crash tests and safety assessments.

Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, ANCAP’s safety ratings indicate the level of safety your Novated Lease vehicle provides in the event of a crash, as well as its ability – through technology – to avoid a crash.

How do they do it?

At all testing sites, dummies are used to measure the forces and the likely injuries a driver, passenger or pedestrian faces during an accident. To be successful, vehicles must achieve a certain score across all their crash tests as well as maintain minimum requirements for the inclusion of safety equipment and technologies. This is determined by stars (1 to 5 – 5 being the best)

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ANCAP not only works with car manufacturers to raise the bar on improved safety, but also educates consumers on vehicle safety. So the next time you’re out searching for a new vehicle, make sure it’s ANCAP rated. ‘ACCEPT NOTHING LESS’